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Pluto's features could have names like Mt. Tardis and Vader Crater

The folks behind NASA's New Horizons released a list of the most popular suggested names for places on Pluto that shows sci-fi and fantasy fans are getting plenty of representation.

By July 10, 2015


Surface of Pluto is totally bonkers in new NASA images

Bewildered scientists are thoroughly enjoying the crazy surface details seen in fresh New Horizons spacecraft images of Pluto.

By September 11, 2015


Millennium Falcon coffee table re-creates the asteroid field chase

This isn't just a Millennium Falcon coffee table. It's an entire chase scene from "The Empire Strikes Back."

By September 10, 2015


Space station transits the sun in striking NASA image

Nine astronauts are hidden inside the silhouette of the space station as it moves across the glowing face of the sun.

By September 8, 2015


Buy a name for yourself -- on a Martian crater

A project called Uwingu has begun selling naming rights to 500,000 craters on Mars to try to raise $10 million for science research and education.

By February 26, 2014


See Cassini's heart-stirring final look at Saturn's moon Dione

The Cassini spacecraft says its goodbyes to icy Dione in stunning style with some of the best images of the moon ever taken.

By August 21, 2015


New image of Mars crater is, well, striking

The violent impact of a space rock on the Martian surface creates a compellingly beautiful image, but good thing no one's home up there.

By February 6, 2014


NASA photographer grabs rare shot of space station in front of moon

The International Space Station once again steps into the moonlight in an extraordinary photo. See if you can spot it.

By August 3, 2015


Cthulhu, Skywalker, Vulcans finally on the map...of Pluto and Charon

The first draft of maps naming spots on Pluto and Charon are out, and they'll make you want to be a space cartographer.

By August 3, 2015


NASA's Ceres maps show color-coded features and new official, mythical names

The geological features on dwarf planet Ceres are now named after agricultural gods and goddesses, while we're still waiting to hear about the sci-fi names chosen for features of Pluto's moon.

By July 29, 2015